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Will agriculture distress in Saurashtra benefit the opposition?

Updated : April 22, 2019 03:44 PM IST

Often criticised for rolling out the red carpet for industrial projects, the government in Gujarat is under fire from farmers and their organisations who believe the authorities have failed to address their problems.
In drought prone Saurashtra region of Gujarat, the farmers are battling issues like lack of water for irrigation, failure of crop insurance scheme and inability to get a right remuneration for their produce.
For nearly half of the year, farmers end up doing other jobs like that of a construction labour and truck driver to earn a living for their family.
Will agriculture distress in Saurashtra benefit the opposition?
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